I was surprised, and perhaps a bit concerned, to learn exactly how much information that businesses and corporations already have on how their behavior impacts the climate. Surprised because I had thought perhaps many business executives just didn't have the full picture and knowledge, concerned because I had assumed (or perhaps wishfully hoped) that they would prioritize the well-being of our planet a bit more. Perhaps the most important part of the policy aspect of the future of climate change is not who sits in policy-making government decisions, but who sits in power at major government-independent companies and corporations whose actions contribute to pollution and climate change.
I would have asked a specific question about the models scientists typically use to predict the future. Since a 95% Confidence Interval can be determined for any given statistical model that involves uncertainty, I might wonder what the "95% Confidence Intervals" are for models predicting Earth's future; in other words, what are the worst and best extremes which scientists see as realistic possibilities for Earth's future?
I thought this was a fabulous response. I definitely agree that it would be super interesting to learn more about how confidence intervals can be integrated to get an estimate of uncertainty. I think it would be great to understand best case and worst case scenarios and the relative probabilities of these scenarios. I think this would allow us to better plan for the future and create more targeted climate policy.